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Philadelphia. Home of Independence (they have a hall by that name, etc) and where all our July 4 celebrations emanated. It’s now the home of MATT LAWS (who would die if I called him handsome, so I won’t). He’s taken the VP slot of Creative Services and Programming at NBC’s WCAU, known as NBC 10. He’s been down at WXIA, Gannett’s NBC affil in Atlanta and before that was out in Seattle at KIRO. Along the way, the gentleman from the South (he’s Matthew Laws IV officially) has done creative and headed up folks at WOAI San Antonio, WLWT Cincinnati, KOCO in Oklahoma City and WUPW in Toldeo. A Main Line Well Dunne! Matt.
Ms. RYANN JOHNSON is the newest member of The Promotional Edge, coming over from ABC Television where she was Manager of Integrated Marketing. She’ll continue her winning streak of exciting promotions. She has been at Showtime as Special Events Coordinator and was Marketing Coordinator for the Cleveland Cavaliers. She’s a Tulane grad who’s also studied in Spain and France. Well Dunne! Ryann.
Think About This: “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ A.A. Milne
Buffalo NY is the hometown of one of my very favorite people, and it’s also where SHERRY BURNS has a new job. The State University College at Buffalo grad is now the Senior Promotions producer at ABC affil WKBW. Sherry had been Art Director as well as Promo producer at WGRZ across town for 17 years. Always so nice to see someone repot themselves. Well Dunne! Sherry.
Job Alert – Topical Producer WIVB Buffalo
Job Alert – Promo Writer WFAA Dallas
Job Alert – Marketing Director KTBS Shreveport
Think About This: “Nelson Mandela showed us that one man’s courage can move the world,” said President Barack Obama on his recent visit to South Africa.
ANNIE GREENBERG is one lucky lady. Her new job has her living in a fabulous Oceanside city – once again. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, she is now the new Topical Writer Producer out at San Diego’s ABC affiliate, KGTV. Ms. Annie stopped in the middle of America for a bit, working at NBC affil KSHB in Kansas City, which is the city of fountains. Give yourself a moment to close your eyes and picture a lovely fountain…might cool you off. Well Dunne! Annie.
Condolences and our best to voice talent CHRIS CORLEY, whose father passed away Monday. Rennie Corley was a TV man…for 20 years he was GM of WXII in Winston-Salem, NC. And a class act all the way.
Job Alert – FOX31 Denver & Colorado’s Own Channel 2 have a rare opening for a highly creative producer who can do it all…and under tight deadlines. Applicants will be able to concept, write, shoot and edit commercial spots and marketing materials for station advertisers. More importantly, the qualified candidate will be the model of professionalism with the most challenging clients, as well as the Sales Department. Exceptional attitude and people skills are a MUST.
Required skills: Final Cut Pro Studio, After Effects / Photoshop, a great shooter’s eye, field and studio lighting, strong communication and organizational skills
This is not an entry-level position. You’ll need to bring all these skills to the job and be able to work independently. A college degree or equivalent experience is essential. Applicants with established commercial production experience will be immediately considered.
Please send resume and a non-returnable DVD or link to demo reel to: Chris Lupenski
Sr. Commercial Producer KDVR / KWGN 100 E Speer Blvd Denver, CO 80203
firstname.lastname@example.org NO PHONE CALLS. EOE/M/F/D/V
Think About This: “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~ C.S. Lewis
Creative Services Director slots open:
@WFFF – Burlington VT
@WPTZ – Burlington, VT
@WLTX – Columbia, SC
@WHNS – Greenville, SC
@WAPT – Jackson, MS
@KLAS – Las Vegas
@KARD – West Monroe LA
@WGCL – Atlanta
VP Integrated and Strategic Marketing @CBS TV Stations – NYC
VP Creative Oxygen – NYC
VP Brand Marketing @Comedy Central – NYC
VP Creative Director Brand Advertising @NBC Sports – NYC
Marketing & Promotions Director
@WGXA – Macon GA
@WVNS – Charleston WV
@WFXG – Augusta, GA
@MTV2 – NYC
Creative Director On-Air Promotion @Bravo – NYC
Assistant Creative Services Director
@WAPT – Jackson, MS
@WISN – Milwaukee
@KNBC – Burbank
@WBAL – Baltimore
@WCVB – Boston
@WHBQ – Memphis
@KRDO – Colorado Springs
Promo Producer (Editor/writer/producer)
@WPTY/WLMT – Memphis
@KVVU – Las Vegas
@KCRA – Sacramento
@KEYE – Austin
@KDVR – Denver
@KOCO – OKC
@Aljazeera America – NYC (Sr. position)
@KGAN/KFXA – Cedar Rapids, IA
@Showtime – NYC
@WSLS – Roanke VA (Sr. Position)
@KBAK – Bakersfield
@KSTP – Minneapolis
@WTVX – West Palm Beach FL (bilingual)
@ WKYC – Cleveland
@WTVJ – Miami
@WXYZ – Detroit
Graphics and Art Designers
@KTVT – DFW
Motion Graphic Designer @DISH Network – Denver
Art Director @WRNN – Port Chester NY
Sr. Art Director @QVC West Chester PA
Graphic Designer @ Travel Channel – Chevy Chase MD
Graphic Artist @Scripps Graphics Hub – Tampa
Promotions Coordinator @KTXL – Sacramento
Copywriter @Fox Sports – LA
Director of Digital Media @Ovation – Santa Monica
Senior Commercial Producer @WMC TV – Memphis
Promotions and marketing Specialist @NESN – Boston
Digital and Social Media Marketig Specialist @NatGeo Channel – DC
Director Sponsorships @BCBS Sports Network – NYC
Sr. Director of Communications @NBC Sports Group – NYC
Sr. Marketing Manager @Turner Broadcasting – Atlanta
Publicist @ HBO – NYC
Creative Services Production Director @AMC Networks – NYC
Copywriter @Fox Sports – LA
Think About This: “There is no such thing as can’t, only won’t. If you’re qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can’t blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. ~ Jan Ashford
Welcome NICOLE WILLIAMS, the newest member of Sinclair’s creative team at WSYX, the ABC affil in Columbus. She’s the Brand Manager actually and will be handling WTTE/CW Columbus as well. She’s a gator – Florida U grad who has clocked in creatively at WPTV in Palm Beach, WOWK in Huntington WV, as well as WBNS in Columbus. Welcome aboard Nicole…Well Dunne!
Wrapping up in Vegas, where the heat is on in so many ways. Big Well Dunne! to each and every winner, finalist and attendant. The pix is of BONNIE BARCLAY and TERRY KOWALSKI. Thanks to Bonnie for being a great blogger and photog.
Think About This: “Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” ~ Henry van Dyke
Yes, there is life after television. TODD LONG, who writes comedy and is talented in so many other ways as well, is using all that background of his to bring video to Raytheon, where he’s officially Senior Visual Effects Artist. He learned a lot doing TV promo at WAFF in Huntsville as well at net affiliates in Omaha and Victoria, TX. Always glad to hear about excellent transitions. Well Dunne! Todd.
How did you start your day. Bet it wasn’t as much fun as the folks in Vegas, where they did a 5K down the Vegas strip with Dr. Oz. Seen on the scene were WXYZ’s DAVE BAUMANN (looking muy fit), KJRH’s SAMANTHA KNOWLTON, WNCT’s MARC MORRISTON (who quipped that the run should have been named the ‘I’m not in shape 5K”), MARIAH GARDNER of WAGT and WJLA’s BONNIE WOOD. Way to go kids…wear those I Did The Strip With Dr. Oz shirts with pride. Well Dunne!
If you run into the one and only DEILIA WILLIAMS, make sure to comment on her shoes.
Think About This: "Alas for those that never sing, But die with all their music in them!" ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Hanging out in the FX Suite is ANGIE RILEY of KLSR Eugene OR, NIKKI HEAVERLY of KJTV Lubbock TX, BILL CHAPPIE of WITI Milwaukee and TANNER GRIGGS of KJTV Lubbock. Thanks BONNIE BARCLAY.
NBC’s SCOTT CHASTAIN and PROMAXbda’s topper JONATHAN BLOCK-VERK
None other than FRANK RADICE of Definition 6 and BONNIE BARCLAY of FX Design.
While the folks are convocatin’ in Vegas at the Station Summit, let’s turn our eyes east for some great news from one of the most talented guys around. BARRY FITZSIMMONS has a new gig and it’s awesome…he’s now the Global Creative Director of ONE World Sports. Added bonus – it’s in Connecticut, where Barry and family live. Barry’s accomplishments are so varied and impressive, it’s hard to start, but let’s just list a few: Creative Director On-Air for Katie, ESPN campaigns, HBO, MSNBC, Creative Director On-Air for Anderson and the list goes on. He’s not limited to TV….he’s a published author and just recently his PROMO COWBOY came out. Lovin’ it myself….you should pick it up, especially if you’re headed to the beach over the 4th. A great big Well Dunne! Barry.
Speaking of PROMO COWBOY, the winner (drum roll please) of their very own copy is DON SMITH, who is CSD at KOVR in Sacramento. Mailing it tomorrow Don. Well Dunne!
Posting pix from Vegas thanks to the best of the best: BONNIE BARCLAY. If you read this as a feed, you might have to go to the site itself to check them out, which won’t hurt you one little bit. Just click. And make sure you get to the FX Design’s suite at Planet Hollywood and bend your elbow.
Job Alert – Writer Producer KOCO Oklahoma City
Job Alert – Director Sponsorships CBS Sports Network NYC
Job Alert – Creative Services Director KARD West Monroe, LA
Job Alert – Creative Services Director WGCL Atlanta
Job Alert – Sr. Art Director QVC West Chester PA Job 14489
Think About This: “"You’ll encounter many obstacles along the road to living your dreams. Some obstacles may be real, some imagined, some may be tangible, and some may be intangible. Some of those obstacles will be created by others, and some will be self-imposed. However they manifest, you will always be given the choice as to whether you give them power." ~ Francine Ward
Nothing like a change of scenery. Imagine (and watch how you pronounce that…as a Midwestener, the recent reminder was that it’s an ‘ah’ sound not an “e” at the start of the word) the beauty of the west as exemplified in Salt Lake City…now picture the lush beaches and palms of Florida’s Tampa Bay area. That’s what BRYAN JOHNSON has done – he’s now working hard for CSD DENNIS ELSBURY at ABC affil WFTS. He made the change from the FOX affil in SLC, KTSU. And he’s recently married, too. All change – all good. He’s a grad of Dixie State U, where he earned the Communications Student of the Year honor, and has worked at KCSG in St. George. Well Dunne! Bryan.
Station Summit is on in Vegas. The words “Hangover 4” keep coming to mind… Be on the lookout for some of the coolest folks who are going to be checking in with us…thus making the ‘what happens in Vegas’ line pretty much useless.
Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY is at the right place at the right time. Her view of the Super Moon was from the Grand Canyon. To say it’s breathtaking isn’t doing it justice. Lucky (and talented) lady.
Think About This: “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” ~ Nelson Mandela
Let’s focus on the future. No, not the immediate future of PROMAX LA and Station Summit. The real future…babies. Two such newbies are with us now, and it’s time we smile, and coo and carry on in their honor.
ERIK CANDIANI, Director of Marketing and Creative Services at KARE, welcomed a brand new daughter, making little Riley his hat trick baby. Already a stylista, Miss Riley was last seen in a Facebook picture with the most adorable headband. Great news from the Candiana family!
Out in Erik’s former stomping grounds, Denver, comes word that ROBIN HOFFMAN, the Creative Services Director of ABC affil KMGH (Scripps) has welcomed a little girl as well. Let’s hear it (but not toooo loudly) for Grace Collette. If she takes after mom, she’s going to be a real looker. Well Dunne! Hofmans.
Down in Jacksonville, TJ KING the CSD of Cox’s duop WAWS/WTEV (Fox/CBS) is awaiting a family addition the old fashioned way – no word on if they have a boy or girl on the way. It’s the old fashioned way.
Job Alert – Director of Digital Media Ovation Santa Monica
Think About This: “As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” ~ John Eliot
Transferring from the News Department to the Promotion Manager office at Lincoln, Nebraska’s KLKN is MEGAN PALERA. The Santa Maria, California lady has been a reporter at the Citadel-owned ABC and is going to move behind the camera, no doubt bringing a wonderful understanding of the news viewpoint to the marketing side of the station. She’s a Penn State grad who has also worked in Rapid City, SD. Well Dunne! Megan.
Job Alert – VP Branded Content E! Network Job 10649BR
Job Alert – Writer Producer KSTP Minneapolis
Job Alert – Digital and Social Media Marketing Manager, National Geographic Channel Washington DC
Think About This: “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” ~ Warren Buffett
Today there’s an embarrassing wealth of riches in the line of new job news. Let’s start a favorite whose announcement comes with an invite for YOU to party with her at the Station Summit. Celebrate BONNIE BARCLAY’s new job…she’s been named VP of Marketing for the FX Design Group. Perfect combo, imo. Ms. Bonnie has a very exciting resume. She’s been VP and Chief Marketing Officer for Chyron, consulted the Scripps group through her Branding Iron moniker company, and headed up Creative and Programming for WSB in Atlanta. Other stations include WSOC in Charlotte, WAVE in Louisville and WFAA in Dallas. She’s a Midwest girl – totally the best.
Now, about that party….join Bonnie, FX and Giant Octopus for a Late Happy Hour (doesn’t even kick off until after 10 pm) at their Suite at Planet Hollywood. What night? Silly party animal…all three nights. They’ll have specifics on which suite, but if you congratulate Bonnie, you’ll be one of the first to know. She’ll, of course, contribute to the blog and when she asks for a picture for posting here, remember there’s only one rule – no nudity. Big Well! Dunne to FX, Giant O, Late Happy Hour and Bonnie.
ELLEN STONE has news of her own. She’s the newest member of the EVP Club with her promotion to EVP Marketing Bravo Media. She’s been with Bravo for seven years and they just love her there. She’s also been at Lifetime Entertainment Services as Director Consumer Marketing. Her agency background is impressive as well, including agencies Bozell Worldwide and J Walter Thompson. She’ll be NYC based. Well Dunne! Ellen.
Think About This: "Happiness lies in the consciousness we have of it." ~ George Sand
The reason there’s an opening for a Promotion Director at Colorado Springs’ KRDO is because MIKE JACKSON has retired. And from the sounds and looks of it, he’s having a blast. Just say the word ‘golf’ and you can get the picture. Mike spent some great promo manager time at Spokane’s KHQ and Denver’s KCNC. Well Dunne! and here’s to a great retirement, Mike.
Heading to PROMAX? If you’re headed to the LA Conference, then take a good look at the picture…that’s CHAD MALLAM, who is VP of On-Air at GSN. He’s also going to be weighing in for Well Dunne! blog. So if he points his iPhone at you, smile. If you’re headed to the Station Summit, well, there’s more info to come, so stay tuned!
Job Alert – Promotion Manager KRDO Colorado Springs
Think About This: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. ” ~ Dr Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
COZI TV, a part of ever expanding NBC offerings, has grabbed DIANE PETZKE to be the Director of Programming and Promotion for the NYC-based operation. It’s offering fave TV shows from the past as well as new programming from the NBC-owned TV stations. Diane has a very exciting background…including producing for truTV, CNBC, ABC News and NYC Media. She’s from Jersey, I do believe. Well Dunne! Diane.
Another interesting start-up cable channel is pivot, part of Participant Media’s entertainment offerings. They just released a study done on Millenials and how they watch, or don’t watch, TV, etc. Worth the time to read and click.
Job Alert – bilingual Promo Producer WTVX West Palm Beach FL
Think About This: "If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!" ~ Soren Kierkegaard
PETE GEORGE has traded Chicago for Pittsburgh, where he’s now the Promotion Manager of Sinclair’s duop WPMY/WPGH – Fox and MyTV respectively. He’d been at FOX in Chicago, WFLD, as Promotion Manager and before that he was in Tampa as Promo Manager at WMOR, the Hearst station. He honed his promo-ness at WRDQ in Orlando. The Penn State grad is much closer to home turf in Pittsburgh. Well Dunne! Pete.
Job Alert – Promotions Coordinator KTXL Fox Sacramento Job 2013-25033
Think About This: “If you don’t like where you are in life, there comes a point when you must give up the part of you that’s keeping you back.” ~ Dr. Sonya Friedman
Down hard against the Mississippi in Memphis, the FOX OandO has a new Creative Services Director. WAHEED ALQAWASMI has been promoted from Promo Manager. But the real story is how the go-getter got from Amman, Jordan. For 13 years, Waheed called Amman home, then his whole family made the move, which according to the distance calculator on happyzebra.com is 6,634.4 miles, or 10,677 kilometers. Now THAT is a move people. Waheed arrived speaking English with a British accent, but that soon was replaced with “ya’ll” when he went to HS. And it was in high school that he won his first Emmy. He’s been writing, producing and filming/editing documentaries and music videos, earning a nice IMDB page as well as the slot at Fox. Watch for some very good work coming under his direction. Well Dunne! Waheed.
BRAD PITT’s Make It Right is working with Benjamin Moore, the paint people. The project is called Main Street Matters, and you can get involved by clicking here.
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Think About This: . "Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." `~ St. Francis of Assisi
DAVID MAYS emailed this news to share of the passing of a very kind and talented member of the creative community: “Received some very sad news that LARRY RUBIN, an editor for 14 years at American Forces Radio and Television Services and the Pentagon Channel, passed away Tuesday at age 64. Larry was a gifted and passionate editor of promotional spots, news pieces, and documentaries. It was an privilege to work with him during my time at the Pentagon Channel and to have been honored with a Promax Silver award for one of the hundreds of spots we developed together over the years. Below follows the Washington Post obituary”:
On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, LARRY RUBIN of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved son of Alberta Rubin; devoted brother of Nan Rubin and Steven Rubin (Melba); cherished uncle of Michael and Rebecca Rubin. Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013, 12:30 p.m. at King David Memorial Gardens, Falls Church, VA. Family will be receiving friends at the residence of Sperry Silverman immediately following services. Contributions may be made to Animal Allies, www.animalallies.com. Arrangements by HINES-RINALDI FUNERAL, HOME, INC. under Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington Contract.
Think About This: “Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit. “ ~ Robert Furey
Don’t you just love it when an up-and-coming creative takes the next step and calls all happy about a new slot? It’s great. So when LAUREL PORTIE shared that she has a fabulous new job and she starts the end of June, it was indeed a happy share. Ms. Laurel loves her old job, working with AZALIA HOELTING down San Antonio way for Fox affil KABB where she’s a writer producer and social media manager. She’ll miss the River Walk, the Texas music scene and Fiesta, but she’s very pumped to head to the Pacific Northwest where she’ll be Sr. Writer Producer for Seattle’s KIRO. THAT will be a fun road trip! She’s a Louisiana lady by birth and has worked for uber-creative DAVID HERSHEY at CBS’ KTVT in DFW. She’s also learned her craft at Greenville NC’s WNCT. Best yet, she’s going to work for SUSAN CONNOR who is heading up the KIRO creative team. Very Well Dunne! Laurel.
Job Alert – Promotion Manager KIRO Seattle
June is National Adopt-A-Cat month. Have you visited your local animal shelter lately?
Don’t forget to enter the Win a copy of Promo Cowboy by Barry Fitzsimmons …send your name and email to Well Dunne! and we’ll pick a winner next week.
Think About This: “There was a time when people said, ‘Jim, if you keep on making faces, your face will freeze like that.’ Now they just say, ‘Pay him!’" ~ Jim Carrey
So, are you looking for a super Father’s Day present? Or the perfect book for the beach? How about a fun book about murder in the world of TV? (Come on…surely you can identify with wanting to murder someone you have worked with at one time….you have…I have…we ALL have) You need to check out the latest book by the amazing BARRY FITZSIMMONS. Barry is a major pro who has spun marketing magic for NBC, HBO and ESPN. He’s taken his writing talents and just published Promo Cowboy. It’s a Must Read. A Who Done It set in the world of 2000 NYC TV, Promo Cowboy is a satire, a thriller, an expose. What’s not to like? And, for one lucky reader, it can be yours for nothing less than an email. Win Promo Cowboy by emailing your name and phone to: kate at well dunne talent dot com (all one word – no spaces, but you knew that) and we’ll throw them all in a bowl and pick a winner. Let’s show support and actually buy it – Amazon has it in real book form or for Kindle. It’s terrific (only had time to read the first few pages, but love anybody who wears a Stetson…) Well Dunne! Barry.
Job Alert –Promo Producer KBAK Bakersfield
Remember yesterday when I sent a shout out to GENIA EDELMAN for her new slot at The Africa Channel? Well, she’s even got a better title than Director…she’s EVP of Sales and Marketing. Well Dunne! EVP Genia.
Think About This: “There is a soul force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi